HBO's Next Big Show Lovecraft Country Arrives Next Month

HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' broadcasts on Fox Showcase from 17 August, 2020. HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' broadcasts on Fox Showcase from 17 August, 2020.

Stories are a living thing proclaims the new HBO drama-horror series 'Lovecraft Country'.

After watching the show's trailer, and given the current social and civil global unrest, this could be HBO's next, big title.

From Misha Green, co-creator and executive producer of the historical drama 'Underground', and based on the novel of the same name by Matt Ruff, 'Lovecraft Country' follows the story of a young African American, Atticus Black, who travels across 1950s segregated United States in search of his missing father (Michael K. Williams; 'The Wire', 'Boardwalk Empire').

Atticus (played by Jonathan Majors) is joined by his friend Letitia (Jurnee Diana Smollett; 'True Blood', 'Underground') and his Uncle George (Courtney B. Vance; 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story').

They share a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback. (H.P. Lovecraft was a 20th Century American writer of weird fiction and horror fiction).


Australian model-actor Abbey Lee ('Ruben Guthrie', 'Mad Max: Fury Road') plays Christina Braithwhite, the sole daughter of the leader of a secret order known as the Sons of Adam.

Other cast members include Jordan Patrick Smith ('Vikings', 'Neighbours'), Jamie Chung ('The Gifted', 'Sucker Punch') and Erica Tazel ('Justified').

'Lovecraft Country' will air on Foxtel Showcase from 17 August.

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